Entree

Shrimp Scampi

May 05, 2022

Shrimp Scampi is one of the easiest, quickest meals to prepare and is bursting with flavor. This classic recipe makes a simple garlic, white wine and butter sauce, and is absolutely scrumptious. I substitute ghee for the butter. Ghee is clarified butter with most of the lactose being removed during the processing, making it a better option for people who are lactose intolerant. It’s also high in Omega 3’s which supports a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

Shrimp are low in calories, and a good source of protein with 20 grams per 3 ounce serving. Shrimp provide other nutrients too, such as phosphorous which helps the body build strong bones, and B12 to keep your skin looking its best. If you have high cholesterol you’ll be happy to hear that scientist have dispelled the theory that shrimp is high in cholesterol, so let’s eat shrimp!

Tip: It pairs well with a cilantro jasmine rice. “Path of Life” Cilantro Lime Rice can be found in the frozen section of grocery stores.

Reviews:

COOK TIME

20 minutes

Course

Dinner

Cuisine

Mediterranean

Serving

4 people

Ingredients:

1.4 Tbsp Ghee (substitute: unsalted butter)
2.4 Cloves garlic-minced
3.1 1/4 lb large wild caught uncooked shrimp (de-shelled and deveined)
4.1 tsp ground black pepper
5.1/2 tsp salt
6.1/4 dry white wine (substitute: chicken broth)
7.1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
8.Juice from 1 lemon
9.1/4 cup parsley (fresh, chopped)

Optional

1.cilantro jasmine rice
2.pasta
3.sauteed vegetables

Directions:

1

Prepare Your Rice.

While preparing the scampi cook enough rice to feed your party. If you are using a prepared frozen rice, heat up at the end.

2

Saute The Garlic.

Melt 2 tbsp of ghee in a large pan or skillet on medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant about 30 seconds to a minute.

3

Cook The Shrimp.

Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper, sauté for additional 1-2 minutes on each side. The trick is to cook the shrimp just long enough that they turn pink all over, but not until their bodies curl into rounds with the texture of tires.

4

Add The Wine.

Pour in the wine (or broth) and add red pepper flakes. Turn heat to med- low and bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes or until wine is reduced to half and shrimp is cooked. (again don’t over cook your shrimp)

5

Add Remaining Ghee, Lemon, Parsley.

Stir in remaining 2Tbsp of ghee, the lemon juice and parsley then remove from heat, immediately.

If serving with “Path of Life” Cilantro Lime Rice, heat up in microwave now. It takes about 3 minutes to cook.

6

Serving Suggestions.

Serve over rice, pasta or steamed veggies.

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